Tuesday, April 27, 2010

If You Live In the Kalamazoo Area...

Those of you in the Kalamazoo area, don't miss a great opportunity next week!

As part of Preservation Month, there will be a local showing of Craftsman Style - The Movie Wednesday, May 5th at 7:00 pm in the Vine Neighborhood Community Room at 511 W. Vine.  The event is free and open to the public.

And Dave Muylle himself will be there to introduce the movie and to answer questions after. Plus there'll be popcorn. What more could you ask for?

The film runs about an hour and weaves together the threads of craftsmanship, restoration, and community.  It is by turns informative, inspiring, poignant, and laugh-out-loud funny.  From the official description:
"Craftsman Style tells the story of Dave Muylle, a veteran contractor turned citizen-filmmaker, and his two-year journey to restore a former drug house into a new home for his family. Best described as “This Old House” for regular people, this documentary provides a detailed account of the rebuilding work done by Dave and his fellow craftsmen. The film also explores how this type of renovation provides a new model for home construction in urban America, one in which wonderful old houses are not simply torn down and replaced but are restored to their former glory, a practice that saves valuable natural resources while also honoring the past.”

Go see this film!

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